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i.
I write prose sometimes.
Prose doesn't have to rhyme.
It doesn't need rhythm.
Just thoughts on a page.
It's choppy.
Sometimes.
Stumbling on my own meaning.
I forget that I am bleeding.

But it can't hide like poetry can.

ii.
it means i can drink my coffee even in the summer.
it means i can climb the tallest tree, despite how they've warned me. promising as i go that I'll come back down someday after i have been all scraped up and learned my lesson.
i don't know even my own intentions.

iii.
i am without wings.

i once dared to close my eyes
to step out the door blind.
i could have sworn you were there to catch me
but the bruises on my knees are proof:
this world was meant for people who can see clearly.

iv.
pen and paper are the only weapons
i could ever use against you.
and even then, i couldn't bear to hurt you.

instead i write about juvenile things you don't understand
my romantic notions of fingertips and rainstorms and coffee
and i pray you could be impressed with it,
if nothing to do with me.

i only write for you, darling.

v.
Every morning I am reminded:
Today is not the day you love me again.

'Tomorrow, maybe'
gets me through it.
I don't know why people let the weather affect their choice of beverage. Coffee is always wonderful.

And so are you.

^_^

and i give inked-page permission to post this poem.
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j0iedevivre Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2009  Student Writer
"Pen and paper are the only weapons I could ever use against you.
And even then, I couldn't bear to hurt you"



this is full of good things...


write like this more often,
it will show you worlds you've been keeping secret from yourself
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Emocinderella Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
I feel like this, aside from "Tsunami" is the realest poem I've written. It's me in my true form. My thoughts are a little random but they come back to one thing, and I just wrote truth as I see it.
I wrote that line you quoted in a diary entry a while back when I was angry with him. It deserved a place in this poem.
Thank you for the comment.
^_^
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j0iedevivre Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2009  Student Writer
truth is real poetry,
real poetry is real truth.


Our truths are worth recording,
however beautiful or painful.


Keep writing, please!
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Emocinderella Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
Exactly. ^_^
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despairinspired Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2008  Hobbyist Writer
I drink tea and coffee all year round (mostly tea)
It's the best medicine! :)
I love the writers honesty in this.
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Emocinderella Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2008  Hobbyist Writer
Good. A sane person like me.

^_^ good. It's not often I'm honest. Guess a paper's gaze isn't quite as intimidating.
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LordAzrael85 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2008  Hobbyist Writer
I really enjoy reading the third part to this poem. With that said, I enjoyed the entire poem, but the third part especially; it's like someone stepping out into the world for the first time, making their first round of real mistakes, and trying to pick themselves up whilst learning from each opportunity, and just living day by day, thought by thought, and... Beverage by beverage. Haha.

But yep, really good stuff! Your work is always a pleasure to read, and serves as some very good inspiration.

And FWI, I've still never been to a Starbucks; we Eastern Canadians are hooked on Tim Horton's.
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Emocinderella Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2008  Hobbyist Writer
Yep, that's pretty much how it is.
I'm flattered you liked it. Thank you for the comment.
I've never even heard of a Tim Horton's. Guess neither of us can make a real comparison, huh?
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LordAzrael85 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2008  Hobbyist Writer
Aha, no worries, most Americans haven't heard of the mighty Tim Horton's coffee chain, but I recommend you try it sometime if you're ever in Canada! =)

And the comment was certainly my pleasure; I'll always be a fan of your material. And as I mentioned to a few others on DA, I haven't been receiving annnyyyy journal/poll/deviation updates in about 2 months, so I've been slow on catching up with people's deviations, sooo I'm sorry if you thought I stopped reading your works; it's definitely to the contrary, and I'll be reading the rest of your recent submissions in due time. :)
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Emocinderella Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2008  Hobbyist Writer
I will definitely keep that in mind. I'll make a checklist and compare it to starbucks. ^_^

You don't know what it means to me to hear that you enjoy my poetry. It feels like I swallowed dish soap and now it's all bubbling up inside me. haha. My poetry is precious to me, its based on my real thoughts so when people understand it and relate to it, and appreciate it, it makes me feel understood and appreciated. so thank you. really. ^_^
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